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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Spiritual Seekers
- 98%Budget Travelers
- 52%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Family Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
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- JamaicaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Dec 01, 2013
Jamaica is a completely different world for an American like me. You will arrive and see from above a tropical paradise, but the inside of this great little island country there is a world divided. On one side you have the wealthy (mostly white American or European land owners) who have large estates or rental properties on the island. On the other side you have the average local (mostly black working class). So you have people living in a first world and a third world lifestyle all in one nation. It creates a wonderful blend that is uniquely Jamaican. You will find people who are overly friendly and extremely welcoming. Expect things to slow to a crawl as soon as you step out of the plane as the Jamaicans do not rush anything, ever. The island lives on a 'No Problems Mon..." attitude. Relax in the sun and enjoy the slow pace of life on the island.
- JamaicaMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
One of my favorite places in the Caribbean! I can't say enough about the beauty of the island. Having traveled across the island alone, I discovered so many beautiful places that are unexplored. I would say if you are in teh region of Ocho Rios make sure you take a tour or hire a guide to take you up to the Blue Mountains. Not only does some of the best coffee in the world come from that region, the scenery is amazing! The other place largely ignored is Port Antonio. No words to describe this part of Jamaica.
- JamaicaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Sep 08, 2013
I know I got the sanitized version only spending my short time there in Ocho Rios but I really loved the Jamaican vibe! The Caribbean is so beautiful, it's unfortunate that there is so much corruption! Regardless, my time in Jamaica was the beginning of my love affair with island, specifically topical island travel and living.
- JamaicaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 13, 2013
Jamaica is a beautiful country with amazing sunsets and weather. Though a poor country it is driven by tourism attracting millions for its beauty. Its beaches are populated with tons of All inclusive resorts. The Mountains produce its famous Blue Mountain Coffee. The food its amazing as well with great strong and spicy flavors.
- JamaicaMay 03, 2013
Spent our honeymoon there 28 years ago and wishing to go back again to see how much has changed over the years. We enjoyed the laid back life,the walks on the beach,and hospitality of the people. My hair was so long then it seemed the ladies of the huts wanted to braid my hair so badly, but I only wear my hair down to flow in the fresh tropical breeze of PARIDISE......Dreaming of JAMIACA NOW
- JamaicaMar 23, 2013
There are numerous countries that have an identity problem. There are 2 types of publicity good and bad. One cannot dispute the fact that good publicity will always be good; on the other hand bad publicity is not that bad depending on the circumstances. In fact it would be better to have a little bad publicity than none at all, this way one will be noticed. Reggae Music and Bob Marley propelled the country to unprecedented fame during the 1970 to 1980s and the trend has continued. Jamaica is the first country to start producing rum commercially and have perfected the art of distilling this precious drink. Blue Mountain Coffee which is the most expensive and best tasting coffee is made in Jamaica. This industry cannot be marginalized because it is the most popular drink worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year. The hurricane season is one of the things also that gives some publicity to Jamaica, although the country has been speared the brunt of many major storms in recent years. In fact the last two major storms that had a devastating impact on the island were Hurricane Charlie in 1961 and Hurricane Gilbert in 1988.
The latest trend to have hit the world is our speed on the track. This tiny island produces some of the fastest women and men to ever grace the surface of the earth. So, it is quite obvious why Jamaica is a name brand country. This island continues to impact the world on various fronts. This Caribbean nation has being a champion of both good and bad publicity, when it is not one it's the other. There can be denial that the country has a high crime rate and sometimes something bizarre may pop up. Thank heavens these conflicts are among the locals and usually a distant away from visitors. Ask anyone who does a lot of traveling and they will tell you that some places are just contagious. The world is made up of about 195 countries. There are no two alike, with each of them being unique in their own way. Even if the differences are not that great there are some subtle nuances in the culture at least.
- JamaicaJan 21, 2013
I've been to several islands in the Caribbean and Jamaica keeps calling me back for one main reason: the water! It's the warmest and most serene I've encountered in the Caribbean and when I was there I had a hard time convincing myself to ever get out of it. It was great for scuba diving, too, since it's so warm: http://www.onedayinacity.com/jamaica-scuba-diving-attack/
- JamaicaNov 08, 2012
We had a great Vacation. Delayed 1 day by Hurricane Sandy, but the area we were in (Montego bay) received very little damage from the storm. 1 day of HIGH waves and water remained cloudy, so snorkling was kind of a bummer. water cleared to perfection on our last day(of course) but look forward to going back soon!
- JamaicaOct 11, 2012
Try and get away from the beach and tourist areas ...venture into the interior, the island is just beautiful...the people warm and friendly, if you want a beach go to the South Coast, Bluefields, Treasure Beach, I rented a stunning beachfront property called Driftwood down on Treasure Beach, Marie cooked beautiful Jamaican food, took me to the local markets ....wow I just chilled for a week ..